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Oxidant controlled Pd-catalysed selective oxidation of primary alcohols

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The oxidant controlled palladium catalysed selective oxidation of primary alcohols to aldehydes or esters was investigated. The electronic properties of the benzylic alcohols and the structure of the oxidant are both important factors in controlling the selectivity between aldehydes and esters. A covalent benzyl ligand derived from BnCl provides η3 coordination to the Pd centre. This covalent ligand is the key to the selective oxidative esterification of primary alcohols.

Graphical abstract: Oxidant controlled Pd-catalysed selective oxidation of primary alcohols

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The article was received on 08 Nov 2012, accepted on 27 Dec 2012 and first published on 02 Jan 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC38086B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 1324-1326
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    Oxidant controlled Pd-catalysed selective oxidation of primary alcohols

    C. Liu, S. Tang and A. Lei, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 1324
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC38086B

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